Why Final Fantasy VII Remake is my game of the year
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I spent a lot of time in Final Fantasy VII Remake looking up. In Midgar, the sky is obstructed by metal plates, physical barriers that separate downtrodden citizens from their wealthy counterparts. Itâs a quiet reminder that in this place, no one is free. Peopleâs paths are already written.
Final Fantasy VII Remake is just that: a retelling of the iconic 1997 Japanese roleplaying game that made Final Fantasy a household name. Cloud Strife, a brooding mercenary with a spotty past, becomes entangled with Avalanche, a radical group fighting against an evil corporation with aspirations that are destroying the planet. Itâs a journey from Midgar, the bustling metropolis in which the game is initially set, to a globe-trotting adventure that…